31 Aug 2022
License Extension Granted to Bourne Tidal Test Site
The Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative of New England announced that the US Army Corps of Engineers has renewed its license for the Bourne Tidal Test Site, allowing them to conduct an extended test, starting in October, of a new tidal energy technology developed by Littoral Power Systems.
4 Aug 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test
A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
2 Aug 2022
Stickers That Can See Inside the Body
New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
1 Aug 2022
Equivital provides wearable technology and other solutions to monitor vital signs, particularly heat stress for industrial and medical markets including emergency response and clinical trials/remote patient monitoring. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed Marketing Manager Sally Maclachlan.
27 Jul 2022
HEVO is a Brooklyn-based company that offers wireless charging hardware and software for EVs. They are also the commercialisation partner for the U.S. Department of Energy's Oakridge National Lab's high power wireless charging solutions. IDTechEx liaised with their founder and learnt about their product portfolio and commercialisation strategy.
27 May 2022
US Army Research Laboratory (3D electronics)
Origami electronics involves assembling 3D electronic structures by cutting and folding 2D circuits, and is being investigated by the US Army Research Laboratory together with North Carolina State University.
26 May 2022
The Waning COVID-19 Pandemic's Lasting Effect on Point-Of-Care
COVID-19 testing at point of care peaked in Q1 2022. Is testing waning? What is COVID-19's lasting effect on point-of-care testing?
20 May 2022
Optomec Announces Delivery of 600th Industrial Printer
Optomec announced another important milestone in its continued growth, with the delivery of its 600th industrial 3D printer. The company has now installed more than 250 of its proprietary LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metal and over 350 of its patented Aerosol Jet Systems, with the majority of its recent machines being used for high ROI production applications.
26 Apr 2022
Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration
Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of terrestrial microwave power beaming by transmitting 1.6 kilowatts of power over 1 kilometer, the most significant power beaming demonstration in nearly 50 years.
12 Apr 2022
Army Barracks: Largest 3D Printed Structures in the Western Hemisphere
At more than 5,700 square feet each, these barracks will each be the largest 3D-printed structures in the Western Hemisphere. They will also be the first 3D-printed structures that comply with the DoD's newly-released Unified Facilities Criteria for additive concrete construction, which provides guidance for DoD construction.
21 Mar 2022
A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat
Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
2 Mar 2022
Australian start up SPEE3D have developed technology for 3D printing metals called 'Supersonic 3D Deposition', otherwise known as cold spray.
1 Mar 2022
World's Largest 3D Printed Logistics Vessel
Researchers have achieved a groundbreaking milestone in composite manufacturing with the production of two 3D-printed prototype logistics vessels for the US Department of Defense. The longer of the two vessels, the largest ever 3D-printed, simulates ship-to-shore movement of 20-foot containers representing equipment and supplies. The second vessel can transport a Marine rifle-squad with organic equipment and three days of supplies.
22 Feb 2022
Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch
In February 2022, the White House issued an updated list of critical and emerging technologies that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and National Security Council (NSC) have identified as being important for US national security. Numerous technology areas have been featured, including advanced manufacturing, hypersonics, biotechnologies, and artificial intelligence. Of these, IDTechEx has highlighted which areas to watch and why exactly the White House has shortlisted them as critical technologies.
10 Feb 2022
Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Makes First Flight Without Crew
ALIAS is a flexible, extensible automation architecture for existing manned aircraft that enables safe reduced crew operations, which facilitates the addition of high levels of automation into existing aircraft. It also provides a platform for integrating additional automation or autonomy capabilities tailored for specific missions.
8 Feb 2022
Smart Watch Detects Heat Strain in Military Trainees
In 2020, more than 2,000 U.S. service members experienced heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Such injuries pose a "significant and persistent threat to both the health of US military members and the effectiveness of military operations," according to a recent military health report. Young or inexperienced recruits are especially vulnerable.
4 Feb 2022
Optomec Receives $1.25 Million Order for Metal Additive Repair System
Optomec announced the receipt of a $1.25 Million order for a production Metal Additive Manufacturing machine for the maintenance of industrial gas turbine components. The long-time customer, a Fortune 500 energy equipment supplier, will install the machine in one of its service facilities in the Middle East region.
24 Jan 2022
Optomec 60% Growth in Additive Electronics and Metal System Orders
Optomec Inc announced a sharp increase in bookings during fiscal year 2021, including nearly 60% growth in new orders for its proprietary Aerosol Jet and LENS industrial printers. The steep rise in recent sales puts business activity well ahead of pre-pandemic levels, where Optomec had already experienced 50% growth in 2019, and takes the total installed base to nearly 600 machines across more than 250 customers.